By Dan Snierson
Updated August 30, 2011 at 11:34 PM EDT
Rupert Boneham
Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

Can the man who won the million-dollar fan vote during Survivor: All-Stars now win the vote of the citizens of Indiana? We may soon find out. Tie-dye proponent Rupert Boneham announced today that he is considering running for governor of the Hoosier State. On his website, the 47-year-old three-time Survivor contestant noted that he has formed an exploratory committee and will make a decision on whether to enter the race in the coming weeks.

“I have spent my entire adult life serving my community and I see an opportunity to make a difference for Indiana,” wrote Boneham, referencing his youth charity, Rupert’s Kids. “While surveying the current choices for our next Governor, I do not see anyone that has an understanding of what daily life is like for many Hoosiers nor anyone who appears to understand the harm that misguided government policies are doing to our communities. It is obvious that career politicians are not the answer because they are often the problem. I will be evaluating whether or not hardworking Hoosiers are ready for a new voice with new ideas.”